LINGUIST List 15.1214

Thu Apr 15 2004

Calls: Anthropological Ling/USA; Computational Ling

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  1. uri, Names and Naming in Traditional Societies
  2. Gilles Serasset, MLR2004: Workshop on Multilingual Linguistic Ressources

Message 1: Names and Naming in Traditional Societies

Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:00:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: uri <>
Subject: Names and Naming in Traditional Societies

Names and Naming in Traditional Societies 

Date: 06-Jan-2005 - 09-Jan-2005
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Contact: Uri Tadmor
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Anthropological Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2004

This is a session of the following conference: American Name Society
at Linguistic Society of America

Meeting Description:

Session on Names and Naming in Traditional Societies at the ANS
sessions in conjunction with the annual LSA meeting, San Francisco,
2005. If there is sufficient interest, I would like to organize a
special session on Names and Naming in Traditional Societies, as part
of the American Name Society sessions which will be held in
conjunction with the annual LSA meeting, San Francisco, 2005. If you
are interested in presenting a paper at this special session, please
contact Uri Tadmor at

Please indicate 'ANS at LSA 2005' in the subject heading.

More information on the American Name Society sessions at San
Francisco 2005 is available at
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Message 2: MLR2004: Workshop on Multilingual Linguistic Ressources

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 15:05:35 +0200
From: Gilles Serasset <>
Subject: MLR2004: Workshop on Multilingual Linguistic Ressources


 Workshop on

 August 28th, 2004

 To be held in conjunction with COLING 2004

 [ ]

 ** Paper submission deadline: May 7th 2004 **

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In an ever expanding information society, most information systems are
now facing the "multilingual challenge". Lexical resources play an
essential role in these information systems. Such lexical resources
need to provide information on many languages in a common framework
and should be (re)usable in many applications (for automatic or human

Many centers have been involved in national, european and
international projects dedicated to building harmonized language
resources and creating expertise in the maintenance and further
development of standardized linguistic data. These resources include
dictionaries, lexicons, thesauri, wordnets, and annotated corpora
developed along the lines of best practices and
recommendations. However, since the late 90's most efforts in scaling
up these resources remain the responsibility of the local authorities,
usually, with very low funding (if any) and few opportunities for
academic recognition of this work. Hence, it is not surprising that
many of the resource holders and developers have become reluctant to
give free access to the latest resources. It is therefore currently
rather unclear what the actual status is of these language resources.

The goal of this workshop is to study problems involved in the
development/management/reuse of lexical resources in a multilingual
context. Moreover, this workshop will provide a forum for reviewing
the state of language resources. The workshop is meant to bring to the
international community qualitative and quantitative information about
the most recent developments in the area of linguistic resources and
their use in applications.

As the workshop takes place in Europe, special attention will be given
to submissions on resources for European languages (especially Central
and Eastern European languages), but submission of innovative
developments involving any language will be welcome.

qThe intent of the workshop is not only to review academic developments
but also to hear from industry, how these resources are used in new
technology developments and what the current needs are in the field.
Presentations, project notes and position papers are welcome.

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Authors of papers on multilingual linguistic ressources are encouraged
to apply. Papers could be on - but not limited to - any of the
following topics:

- 	models for language/application-independent linguistic data
- 	linguistic data acquisition and maintenance
- 	building multilingual linguistic resources
- 	lexical architectures to link data between languages
- 	use of linguistic resources for applications in a multilingual 
- 	reuse of existing lexical resources in a specific multilingual 
- 	human use of lexical resources in a multilingual context
- 	quality evaluation and standardization

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Papers should be original, hence report on previously unpublished
work. They should emphasize completed rather than intended
work. Papers submitted to other conferences must reflect this fact on
the title page.

As the review process will not be blind, papers should contain the
names and affiliations of authors.

Submissions must be electronic only, and should consist of full papers 
of max. 8 pages (inclusive of references, tables, figures and 
equations). Project notes and position papers should not exceed 4 
pages. Authors should follow the COLING 2004 formating guidelines, 
available at:

All submissions should be made through the MLR2004 workshop web site's 
submission form ( They should consist of a 
single PDF file. Before submitting your document, please verify that 
all non-standard fonts are correctly embedded in your PDF document (you 
can do this by disabling the "Use Local Font" option when viewing you 
PDF document with Adobe Reader).

Formating requirements for the final version of accepted papers will be 
posted as soon as they become available.

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 Deadline for submission of Papers: May 7th 2004
 Notification of Acceptance: June 2nd 2004
 Deadline for final paper submission: June 16th 2004
 Workshop: August 28th 2004
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